Mark Furlet has joined AmericasMart Atlanta as the Senior Vice President of Leasing for Building One Home category permanent showrooms, the company announced this week.
Furlet previously had dual appointments covering gift and home for the Chicago Merchandise Mart and the L.A. Mart, and was appointed to the Marts’ parent company, Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI), in 2007.
“Mark’s broad home furnishings category perspective gained through years of proven business leadership aligns well with our mission of continued domestic and international expansion,” Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., President and Chief Operating Officer of AmericasMart’s parent company AMC Inc., said in a statement. “He joins a team highly engaged in the home furnishings sector and comes prepared to help advance our efforts to reach and serve new exhibitors seeking the unique benefits of AmericasMart’s global business base.”
Before working for MMPI, Furlet had a 20 year legal career, preceded by eight years of retail management, including four years with the former Marshall Field’s.